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Tara's Walk of Shame

12/19/2006 12:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Today could mark the end of Tara Conner's reign as Miss USA.

TMZ spotted the besieged beauty queen as she arrived at Trump Tower in New York City, where she is meeting with The Donald to discuss her fate. A press conference is expected later this morning where Conner's status as Miss USA will be announced.

Conner is under fire with allegations of drug use and excessive partying. New York Daily News reported that she failed a drug test for cocaine. Sources tell TMZ that the blonde Kentucky beauty will be officially replaced by Miss California, Tamiko Nash.

Miss USA 2001, Kandace Krueger, was standing outside of the Trump Tower this morning and told TMZ, "This is very disappointing to me if the allegations are true. Tara Conner should have the crown taken away. When you become Miss USA, you have to take the title seriously and you have to make good decisions and Tara obviously didn't."


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DiRTyBuNNy    

Who wants to take bets on how soon she either does Penthouse or a sex tape with her and Miss Teen USA chowing box on each other shows up?

2782 days ago
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rastyrae    

I kind of feel sorry for her. It was probably quite a shock for her wearing the crown, and she probably didn't realize how much work it was going to be.

2782 days ago
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amy    

I didn't really notice her before all this. Let the reality shows begin.

2782 days ago
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skeptical at best    

who wants a miss usa in rehab? this is such bullsh*t. what a disgrace.

2782 days ago
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LongJohn69    

She must suck pretty good and the Donald knows it. She should have been fired.

2782 days ago
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Some dude    

Looks like she'll keep the title.
This broad has better watch the papp's because you know full well, they'll be watching her...closely.

2782 days ago
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Super Dave    

So much for your "sources", she won't be fired! Good job TMZ, days of hype and fluff only to have the story dead wrong!

2782 days ago
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Niki    

Miss USA is not held to the standards Miss America is, and I think people confuse the two. Miss USA is a T&A organization-it is not about intelligence, achievement, or class whereas Miss America is. Can anyone really be surprised, after all this is the organization owned by Donald Trump who is not known for having a lot of respect for women.

2782 days ago
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thepocketslammer    

Stupid drunken skank.

meanwhile, over at crabbie's hollywood:

biggest losers of 2006 continues

2782 days ago
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Ginger Gargoyle    

C'mon!! Yeah I definately want my daughters to look up to her...NOT. The sex thing, this country really has not standards for that anyways, but the drug abuse is an ILLEGAL act and she should be held accountable for that. Entering rehab is great for a low-level position, but she is a representative of not only Trump's organization but also the United States and the Miss Universe Pagent...she SHOULD have her crown yanked away immediately. I feel sorry for Miss California who SHOULD be the new Miss USA and just got futt-bucked in the worldwide press---unless there's a story THERE that we haven't heard about yet (maybe she isn't upstanding either, who knows)

2782 days ago
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tmz is fat    

thats soooo lame.... Miss America in rehab??? thats messed up! little girls look up to Miss America!

2782 days ago
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christiana    

i think she should have lost her crown. the underage drinking and cocaine. come one. her actions were the worst actions any miss usa winner has done. i agree with everyone who commented before me, especially RC. she must suck really good.

2782 days ago
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gettheboysawayfromher    

Donald Trump is a jackass. She is an alcoholic and she is an example for young girls, Vanessa Williams was fired for less. I cannot believe this.
I think this was self-serving for the Donald. All for selfish reasons.

2782 days ago
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Tiara    

I am glad to see that Conner will go to rehab but that did not address the fact that Conner is still a role model and there still needs to be a Miss USA to attend functions, etc....

Will Tara be at Miss USA 2007 as an commentator? Only time will tell....

On Miss Nash, it would be wrong to pull the race card on this on. We live in America....this was not about race. This was about Trump wanting some good press and then shocking the nation again when we all thought that Conner would bite the dust.

I'm not a believer in Miss USAs reigning while under the age of 21 for this very reason. I don't beleive there would have been an issue with a more seasoned pageant girl who held a college degree, or some form of higher education. If you look at Conner's stats, her only claim to fame is running into a bikini-clad lifesize cardboard cut-out of herself in a surf shop....as she stated on the Miss USA stage in April.

I hope her rehab is in Tahoe, as she seems to really like it there.....

~The End~

2782 days ago
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kiki    

DISGRACE TO ALL WOMEN WHO HAVE VIED FOR THE TITLE. HOW WOULD SHE NOT KNOW THE RESPONSIBILITES?? SHE SHOULD'VE NEVER ENTERED THE PAGEANT TO BEGIN WITH IF SHE DIDNT REALIZE WHAT SHE WAS GETTING INTO. THATS A LOAD OF CRAP. COKE HED MISS USA YEAH THATS A GREAT ROLE MODEL FOR ALL LITTLE GIRLS ! IN REHAB BY 21 DYKING IT OUT WITH TEEN USA AND BEING A TOTAL COKE HED TRICK TURNING SLUT. AMERICA SHOULD BE PROUD!

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